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Startup Village partners with Facebook to provide platform for student entrepreneurs

Debeshi Gooptu                                                    August 16, 2016.

Startup Village (SV.CO), a non-profit business accelerator based in Kochi, Kerala is offering an entrepreneurship programme in collaboration with Facebook. Students enrolled in the programme will have access to Facebook’s developer teams.

Startup Village aims to launch 1,000 technology startups over the next ten years and start the search for the next billion-dollar Indian company. It focuses on student startups and telecom innovation. The incubator is funded jointly by the public and private sector.

As a part of the SV.CO Start-up Programme, 50 students will make a six-day trip to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California where they will get an opportunity to present their ideas to the Facebook team and get feedback.

Explains Sanjay Vijayakumar, Chairman, Startup Village: “The purpose of the visit to Silicon Valley is to provide students with a priceless opportunity to absorb and learn from technology companies such as Facebook. Students will get to meet talented professionals from around the world and learn all about creating successful startups.”

Satyajeet Singh, of Product Partnerships, Facebook, said: “India is known for technology and engineering talent, and we are keen to create more opportunities for students to share their creativity and innovation to the world. We are pleased to join hands with SV.CO and support their goal of providing a platform to students to build sustainable start-ups.”

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